"It's what I've always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun, the joy of dance." ~Martha Graham

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dance Fashion- Part 2, Jazz\Lyrical Attire

So today, we will be doing Jazz\Lyrical\Modern Attire. I generally wouldn't dress like this for Jazz or Modern, I normally wear what you will see in Part 3. But here's what is in style.
So we start with a top. I'm generally a tank top\camisole person, because you don't get to hot. I like to layer to different colors since you can probably tell that I'm a pretty colorful person.

Now we have shorts. Like I said, this isn't something that I would wear to class, but this is what's in style right now. However, you wouldn't JUST wear shorts...

... Once again, we have our capri length tights! It is so cute and fun to wear those underneath the shorts that I have shown above.

To top off your classic ponytail, get a fun sports headband that matches your tights! They really add pop to your hair, and make if more fun, while holding your hair out of the way!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dance Fashion- Part 1, Ballet Attire

I don't follow fashion trends... It's just not my style... Well, with the exception of dance fashion, for the next couple posts, I will share some dance fashion tips. Today we will start with Ballet Attire. This will be super helpful to those lucky people out there who get to wear "Whatever they want". I have to wear a black leotard, light pink tights, and light pink ballet shoes. However, we can wear any style of leotard (as long as it's black), and do whatever we want in our hair. So here we go!

Leotards with beautiful patterns on the back are ALWAYS the way to go. They are also a fairly easy way to express yourself. A few studios have a school leotard, but most just have color guidelines.

This is probably the hardest to get away with, but if you are lucky, get some fun, colorful capri length tights! They are super fun, and you can get them in dozens of colors. Oh, but don't put them over your leotard like they do in this picture, it's rather 80's, but hardly vintage...

If your studio allows skirts, I'm eternally jelous of you. I would LOVE to wear skirts, but unfortunately, we can't. If you are allowed to, get something that describes your personality. You can get bright funky stripes, or you can get soft pastel roses, it's all up to you!

Finally, get a pretty flower to go in your bun! I LOVE flower hairclips, and most studios allow them, so give them a try! You can get all different kinds of flowers, so choose what suits you!

Finally, here you get to see my dream ballet class attire. I would love to wear this outfit to ballet class, unfortunately skirts and capri tights are not included in our dress code, and the outfit comes to a total of about $50... Oh well.


P.S. If you are feeling super brave, check out Grishko for some awesome pointe shoes!
I do not own any of these pictures.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


First of all, I'm sorry that I haven't been posting lately, there isn't a lot to post about right now.

Secondly, I am now putting comments on moderation due to some people who haven't been being so kind. I'm sorry. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

60 Truths Game

As I am running low on things to post about, I thought that I would do this game that I saw on Sammy's blog.

Here are the rules:
60 questions
You have to answer them all TRUTHFULLY.

0 - Who was your last text from? I don't have a phone XD

1 - Where was your proflie pic taken? By the window in my bedroom
2 - When will your next kiss be? How about when I get married...
3 - Have you ever lost a close friend? Nope

4 - What is your current mood? I don't really feel like anything right now

5 - What's your brother(s) names? Stephen and Tyler

6 - Where do you wish you were right now? At my dance studio dancing!
7 - Do you have a crazy side? I think the real question is, Do I have a Calm side?

8 - Ever had a near death experience? My mom and I both almost got hit by a car in the dunkin donuts parking lot when I was eight!

9 - Something you do a lot? DANCE!

10 - Angry at anyone? Not at the moment

11 - What's stopping you from going for the person you like? Nothing! I don't 'like' anyone

12 - Do you like corn on the cob? Not particularly
13 - Is there anyone you would do anything for? My BFF

14 - What do you think about when you are falling asleep? Usually things about dance or the next day.

15 - What is your proudest moment? Getting Young Dancer Award!
16 - Do you do any volunteer work? Yes, I help out with a preschool class at my church

17 - Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? The lady I babysit for

18 - What is your favorite song? 100 More Years, Francesca Battistelli

19 - What are you doing right now? Chatting with Quinlyn

20- Who do you trust right now? My mom

21 - What was your last dream about? I can't remember

22 - Do you like to babysit? Yes!

23 - What is your favorite place on the internet? Dancing on Clouds of course!

24 - Do you get sore a lot? Well, I'm pretty sore from running yesterday...

25 - What are you thinking of right now? How much I want the new MAG #53 doll!!!!
26- What should you be doing right now? Folding towels

27- What are you listening to? Nothing

28 - What is your favorite place on earth? My dance studio
29- Who was the last person who yelled at you? I don't really yell much
30 - Do you act differently around the person you like? HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY THAT I DON'T LIKE ANYONE!!!!

31 - What is your natural hair color? Well it was very blonde when I was little, but it's kind of light brown now.
32 - Who was the last person to make you laugh? Probably my dog, but my dog isn't a person.

33 - Who was the last person to make you sad? I don't remember.
34 - Is there any public place that you might treat like your home? Yep, my dance studio!

35- Is your hair naturally curly or straight? Straight
36 - Has anyone ever called you "scrumptious" before? Uh.... Definitely. All the time.... NOT

37 - What's your favorite movie? Well, my favorite is Miracle on 34th Street, but non-christmas movie is Ever After.
38 - Have you gone swimming this summer yet? Oh yeah!
39 - Do you use smiley faces on the computer? All the time! :o)
40 - Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle? I think so, but I can't remember when
41 - Are you happy with life right now? Nope, cause there's no dance...
42 - Are you currently jealous? Yep! Of the people who get to take the 6 week summer session at my dance studio!

43 - Do you get paid for doing chores? Nope
44 - What are you doing Friday night? I don't think I'm doing anything...
45 - Have you ever had your heart broken? I don't think so...
46 - Have you ever broken someones heart? Not that I know of
47 - Is there anybody you're really disappointed in right now? No
48 - What are you looking forward to? Dance intensive!
49- How late did you stay up last night and why? Like, 9:15 cause that's how late I stay up every night.
50 - Does anyone like you right now? I don't think so...
51 - What is something that makes you mad? Not having dance
52 - Do you wish anyone in particular was still in your life? Yes, my ballet teacher! I want to go back to dance!!!!!!!!!!!!
53 - Do you have plans for this weekend? I'm gonna babysit on Saturday, and Celebrate father's day on Sunday.
54 - Whats your facebook status? I don't have facebook, but my IM status says: I want MAG #53!
55 - Is there anyone in the room with you? Yeah, my little brother is watching a Justice League Movie.
56 - Does anyone hate you? No...
57 - Do you think relationships are even worth it? I think that marriage could be worth it someday... but no teen relationship is worth it.
58 - What are you going to do tonight? Hang around my house
59 - Do you ever wonder if someone has ever said something mean about you? Sometimes...
60 - Who do you go to for advice the most? My Mom

There were lots of missing questions on that quiz, so I added some to it in bold letters. Now it's your turn to take the quiz!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What Inspires Me Most

Of all things, what inspires me is what I look like when I'm finished with the step. No matter how tiring the work is, when your leg is higher than your ear, you feel great when it's there. And as tiring as putting all those steps together, you feel great to know that you have potential. And as tiring as all those moments of great potential can be, I just know that if that day of  becoming a real ballerina comes, it will be worth it all, and suddenly, that developpe above your ear just doesn't seem so bad.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lots of Thing to Say...

OK, so... First of all...

  I was just typing in my blog title because I wanted to see how it ranks in google search, and it is part of Autocomplete now!!!

Also, you may notice my fab Favicon! That's the little icon up by my URL! Super cool ay? If any of you want one, you can...

....E-MAIL ME! I have a new blog e-mail address! You can now e-mail me at: imdancingonclouds@gmail.com!

You will also see my Snazzy new toggle bar- (Thanks Brittany-Amelia for the tutorial link!) My sidebar was just so full, that when I saw one on a fellow blogger's site, I knew, that I just HAD to have one!

Finally, I have had a new blog button for a while, so I'd really appreciate it if you put that one up on your blog!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer Job...

Oh Summer... Why must you be so slow? Or more like... Oh June... Why must you be so slow? As hard as I've tried to make the most out of my days. It's still slow. So here's what's up with me:

I have been trying to go to as many events with my Youth Group at church as possible. I have a Wednesday babysitting job right now, so I can't go to Swim N' Study (summer biblestudy). However they also do a fun event called Mystery Monday. It's where we meet at the church every Monday and we do something fun, like have a scavenger hunt, go to the movie theater, trips to a water park, etc.! Sadly, I have to miss tonight, cause I have to go to this Boy Scout potluck with my family. B-O-R-I-N-G.

Anyway, you probably saw the title and want to know what my job is! It's hardly called a "Job" because it's only for a little over an hour every week. But anyway, I got a call from a teacher at my dance studio asking me to be a Summer Assistant!!! I'm so excited that I get to help out over the summer as well as during the regular year! I also get to work with a new age group, because I'm helping with a 3-4 class, which is what I normally do, as well as a 5-7 class! I start tommorrow, and it's every week for 6 weeks, so anyway, YIPEE!

P.S. Apparently, there is a lot of cbox spamming going around right now. It happened to Quinlyn over at Quinny & Co. and I've heard that it has happened to a lot of people, so I have decided to temporairily remove the cbox. Sorry for this inconvienence!

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Extraordinarily Boring Summer...

I'm bored. Really really bored. Summer is boring. I don't like boring. I don't like Summer. I don't like Summer because Summer is boring. Enough said.

So here's the scoop on what's up with dance:

I have a 6 week break, it is dragging by oh so slowly....

Then I have dance intensive for 5 hours a day, everyday for two weeks.

Then I have a 1 week break :(

Then I have Company camp, which is 3 hours a day, everyday for 1 week when we learn our dances.

Then we have Company rehearsal twice a week until Classes start again in the Fall.

I am MISERABLE without dance. I'm just SO BORED!!!!!!!!! I want to take some Summer classes. Just Ballet and Jazz. However, paying for the whole session would be $216 JUST FOR TWO CLASSES PER WEEK! And even then, I would only go to four weeks worth of classes because they run through the two weeks of dance intensive as well! You can pay for an individual class, but it's $20... Meaning that it would cost $160 for me to take during the summer during that break from now till dance intensive... I don't think that's gonna work... 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I'm Broken...

Well, no, I'm not broken, examine the pictures below:

Lovely pointe shoe...

Lift up the lining, and you can see, I broke a shank for the first time.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Life is full of Wonderfulness


Let's just start by stating the obvious. We had sooooooooooo much fun! Here are a couple of pictures that should do no harm to anybody.

Hanging out in the "big room" as we called it.

Practicing Hip Hop

Drawing Pictures

Playing Card Games

Learning to Fly?

I think I did really well, and I can't think of any mistakes really other than being a little (OK really,) shaky during character on Friday night. I have decided to get the Saturday night DVD because that is when my Creative Movement class danced, and I think I did better overall. Here are some funny\awesome things that happened.

We all wanted to play peanut butter\BS, but of course we don't like what BS stands for so we started coming up with funny things to say instead, we came up with Bobby Stewart, Beautiful Sunshine, Bologne Sandwich, and someone said Burger Souflee, I thought they said Booger Souflee, so we all started joking about Booger Souflee, and I wouldn't be surprised if we were still on the topic of Booger Souflee when we go back to class in the fall.

My ballet teacher always gives up a piece of chocolate with a sticker on the wrapper before the show. This year he decided to give us a piece for every class of his that we take, and he said that I got the most chocolate of everybody, because I was in 3 of his classes!

I was the last one out of the big room with all there stuff at dress rehearsal and both recitals... I'm very slow, and I check a million times to make sure I had all the pieces from all 5 stinkin' costumes

The girl playing the candyman had a tray full of REAL candy, so after the show we got to take it apart and eat all the candy.

The best part of the whole show, of course, was winning the "Young Dancer Award". On Friday night, I got a certificate (which you saw in the previous post), and a plaque on Saturday.

(yes, I scratched out my last name)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I Didn't Expect this to happen...

  Well, we had the first night of Recital last night, and it went EXTREMELY well! It was a ton of fun! I'll do a more in-depth post tomorrow, because we have our second performance tonight. I do however want to tell you one story.

Every year they give out a couple of different awards:

The Teaching Acknowlegement (To an assistant teacher who has done a great job)

The Young Dancer Award (To a student between the ages of 11 and 14 who seems to show a lot of potential)

The Most Improved Award (Title speaks for itself, generally is given to a girl 14+)

Most Dedicated Award (To a student who has put a lot of effort in, usually 14+)

The Student of the Year (The biggest award, is given to a Junior or Senior in highschool. We also raise money to give that girl a scholarship for there summer dance intensive.)

They always announce the winners at the show (except the Student of the Year who knows a couple months in advance so that she can plan what to do with the scholarship.) So they were announcing all the awards when I hear:

I was in shock! But I'm so excited! I was looking back on the girls who have received the award in the past, they have done really well, so I hope that happens with me to!!!!!!